Group 3 - Learn to Compete

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For Ages 9 to 13 years

 

Group 3 is intended for skaters wanting to train in the speed skating discipline. Group 3 participates in both Short Track and Long Track speed skating throughout the season (September to end of March). The Group consists of skaters graduating from Group 2 as well as age-appropriate skaters from other disciplines, competent on skates and wanting to give speed skating a try. Off-ice dryland before or after practices are a regular part of this group and participation is strongly encouraged.

 

The Short Track:

The season for Group 3 starts in September with weekly sessions on Fridays at ACT Arena, 107 - 105 Street East, Saskatoon, SK

In October the group moves to Lions Arena, 2205 Mceown Ave, Saskatoon for their regular Tuesday 7:25pm – 8:30pm and Thursday 4:45pm – 5:50pm practices. For advances or senior skaters there are Optional Saturday 7:15am – 8:30am practices with Group 4 at Merlis Belcher arena, 2012 College Dr.

Long Track:

The long track season for Group 3 will start in December weather permitting. Long track is at the Clarence Downey Oval, 1201 Dudley Street, Saskatoon and is an outdoor natural ice surface. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday  6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Equipment: All Group 3 skaters will use speed skates; these can be rented from the club or purchase privately. Skate rental pick-up is at the end of August annually. Please review the equipment list carefully: Equipment Requirements. Long Track skates are recommended for second year and T2T skaters and need to be purchased.


If you would like to verify group placement for your skater, please read all the information above, if you still have questions, contact:
Kim Janzen - coaching@slspeedskating.com

Purchase equipment Links

I Love Speed Skating:   https://ilovespeedskating.com

Red River Speed: https://www.redriverspeed.com/en/

Calgary Oval Shop:  https://oval.ucalgary.ca/skate-shop